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  1. Great, and got a copy of Stellarium. I'd heard about it before but didn't realise it was so accurate Even has satellites.
  2. Really? That's great! It's cheaper than I'd expected and looks great. Size-wise looks like I wouldn't be looking through it in an awkward position too. Time to start saving now Thanks all.
  3. First Light Optics - Skywatcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian Found this which FLO is saying is the UKs most popular dob. Can't find anywhere that says it's 8" and I can't really tell :S
  4. Thanks for posts guys Just wondering if anyone knows of a good telescope simulator, to give an approximate picture of what to expect. Found this Telescope Simulator but don't think it's very accurate.
  5. Lol, I know that scopes generally are used outside. However I've seen videos of people who use really big dobs through their skylight, and from what it seems they have their scope permanently set up in that room. I hadn't realised that the dob base only takes up the same as a tripod Just been looking at some images taken from this scope First Light Optics - Celestron Omni XLT 150. Though they were breath taking. Any opinions on that one?
  6. Yea for now I'm not interested in any photography. I'd rather not go for a dobsonian as I'd like to use it outside and we don't have much space to be carting something so big outside. A Go To mount would be awesome, but I'm guessing that they're really expensive?
  7. Ok, so I'm pretty sure I'll go for a reflector. What reflectors do you guys recommend? Want to make sure I get the best possible buy.
  8. I've been really getting into astronomy lately and I've decided to save for a good telescope. (I do already have a telescope, but it isn't very good at all). What I want to ask is whether I should buy a refractor or reflector scope? On Stargazing LIVE they said that refractors are good at looking at things like planets and large objects. Whereas a reflector is better for further away objects like looking at other galaxies such as M32. Is this true?
  9. Yea, you'd have to buy or borrow each one of the scopes to take the picture, would be expensive.
  10. Thanks great_bear. I did think that the picture of Jupiter that I saw on there was a little too close to Hubble material, haha. The bottom image you posted is still a lot better than my current scope, so still looking forward to really seeing like that.
  11. Wow! I looked at some planets and that's awesome!! Thanks for that
  12. Alright, thanks for that damnut. Pretty sure I'll be getting the 127 now. Thanks everybody for your help
  13. The NexStar 127 SLT does look like a very good scope. I'm really looking towards that one now. But just wondering Malcspring, how much detail do you get on Jupiter or Saturn etc.?
  14. Alright, thanks Damnut. Will look at the Mak then I'll get back to you when I've looked around, and thanks for telling me about that shop. I'm right near Stockport and didn't know it was there
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